#31WBGB: Participate in an Online Genealogy Group


Welcome to Week 9 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Our topic this week is participating in online genealogy groups.  These could be forums, mailing lists, message boards, facebook groups, etc. Why Should We Participate in Online Genealogy Groups? There are three main reasons to participate in online communities: Profile Building – if […]

#31WBGB: Interlink Your Old Blog Posts


Welcome to Week 8 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Our topic this week is interlinking old blog posts. Why Should We Interlink Posts? There are three main reasons to interlink posts within one’s own blog: To help your readers – if you’ve written other posts on a similar topic or that tie […]

#31WBGB: Write a Link Post


Welcome to Week 7 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Week 5’s topic is about linking out to other blogs or websites. Why should you link to other sites? Linking out gives something valuable to your readers.  There is a lot of great information out there, but who has the time to sort […]

#31WBGB: 27 Must-Read Tips for Genealogy Bloggers

31WBGB 27 Must-Read Tips

Welcome to Week 6 of “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!” Our topic this week is learning from successful bloggers. If you are following along in the e-book 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (affiliate link), Darren provides links to 27 blog posts by nine different bloggers.  I’ve included some of those links […]

August Genealogy To-Dos


I accomplished a lot in both June and July, which makes me excited to get started on August.  I hope I’m not overbooking myself with this list (especially since I’ll be on vacation part of the time).  We’ll see how it goes.  This is what I want to do this month: Research Continue working on […]

Genealogy To-Dos – July Wrap-Up


July was another exceptionally productive month.  I really feel like I accomplished a LOT. Research Continue working on the Patterson/Chapman lines from last month.  I hit the jackpot on research clues with this line.  Last month, I had found a website that presented an extensive three-generation research report on the descendants of John Patterson and […]

#31WBGB: Contact a Reader


Welcome to Week 5 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Week 5’s topic is about building a community and making an impression on readers.  Darren Rowse titles this chapter “Email a Blog Reader,” but it is really offers several different tips for making contact with readers. Key Concept Pay attention to new readers […]